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The Barossa Reservoir was built at the turn of the 19th/20th centuries to supply the surrounding towns and communities with water. At the time, it was the highest reservoir in Australia and a real technical achievement. The water is stopped by a concrete dam that is 36m high and 144m long.
This dam is called the "Whispering Wall" and is very famous because it carries sound! If you stand on one end of the dam and speak to the wall, a person at the other end can understand everything!
We tried it and it really works! The story goes that this was discovered when two workers talked badly about their construction work boss during the erection of the dam - he was standing at the other end but could here every word and fired them. Hm, I don't know if this is true, but it surely is possible!
The "Whispering Wall" is a very popular tourist attraction and it is funny for sure, but I liked the reservoir itself much more. We did a short stroll there and I thought that it was very beautiful. It is a protected area because of its flora and fauna.
Address: Whispering Wall Road, Williamstown SA
Directions: South of Barossa Valley
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